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TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle kicks off its grant cycle in October! 
We need you now!

The time is now! Our Fundraising Appeal has just started, and our Kick-Off Event is scheduled for October 20! Come and learn about the Giving Circle, hear about the work of our recent grantees, and learn how you can be involved and participate in the power of collective philanthropy. We need you now! 

Our October Kick-Off Event promises to be a fun, exciting and informative event. We will be highlighting member and grantee benefits. You’ll learn how to join and contribute to our efforts, as well as hear about the progress of our past grant recipients. We’re also looking to generate new ideas on how we can incorporate more diversity into our pool of potential grant recipients.

Plus, we’re excited to present a brand-new video highlighting the wonderful work and progress of three of our prior grantees: New Leash on Life, Turning Points and The SeniorLaw Center. It is also our way of thanking those who have given to the Giving Circle and encouraging others to join us. 

Please Join Us and Register Here Now for our Giving Circle Kick-Off Event on October 20!   

Save the Date! 

Join us on December 4, 2020 12-1pm for:  The State of Our Democracy — Aftermath of the Presidential Election, featuring Trudy Rubin, columnist and editorial board member at The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

The State of Our Democracy — Aftermath of the Presidential Election

Passionate about improving lives in Philadelphia?  Passionate about the country?  WOW! After a year like no other, and just one month after the general election, enjoy an informative hour with Trudy Rubin, award winning Foreign Affairs columnist and editorial board member for The Philadelphia Inquirer – and TTN member – in an engaging examination of The State of Our Democracy — Aftermath of the Presidential Election.  The cost is $25 per attendee, and all participants will receive TTN Giving Circle Tribute Cards post-event (see below for more information on Tribute Cards). The Registration Deadline is December 2. Click HERE to register.

If you’re passionate about improving the lives of those in your community and passionate about our country, don’t hesitate to join this intellectually stimulating program!  You benefit, and your participation will help improve the lives of Philadelphia women and children through the Giving Circle’s year-end virtual fundraiser.

Read Trudy’s bio here.

Food Access to Food Equity

In case you missed it, our Food Access to Food Equity event on September 23 was a huge success! We learned about the challenges faced by non-profits in Philadelphia to improve not only food access but the overall living conditions of women and children in the city. These non-profits are facing multiple challenges, including the impact of the COVID pandemic, a diversity of issues affecting food equity, and the interconnectivity of issues impacting communities in need. We learned an incredible amount from the panelists representing Philabundance, MANNA, Urban Tree Connection and Kensington Corridor Trust, and moderated by the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance. 

If you did miss it, you can view the entire program here

Want to Do Good and Make Someone Else Feel Good?

Send a Tribute Card, created to support the Philadelphia Chapter TTN Giving Circle. It’s a personal and heartfelt way to say Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Holidays, Thank You, Congratulations or Sorry for Your Loss. 

All funds raised will help the Giving Circle’s mission to improve the lives of women and children in Philadelphia. 

The cost is $25 for a packet of five. To purchase, contact Lori Krain 

We need your help now! Here’s how to donate!

Even if you can’t make it to our Kick-Off Event or fundraiser, you can still help make a difference. Every gift, regardless of amount, is multiplied many times over, and virtually every dollar raised goes to the non-profit which receives our grant. 

Can we count on your support this year to use our power of collective giving to effect change for women and children in Philadelphia? For those of you who have supported the Giving Circle in the past, your support has been crucial to our success and we are so appreciative. If you would like to be a first-time donor to the Giving Circle, please consider joining us now. 

The Giving Circle welcomes donations in any amount.  To become a Voting Contributor, please make a donation of $200 or more. Please click here to make a gift today.


TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle uses The Philadelphia Foundation, as a community foundation, to administer its donor program. The Philadelphia Foundation has been at the forefront of receiving funds to support the residents of Philadelphia during this pandemic.  They are experiencing extreme delays in processing the gifts.  You can help us learn of your gift more quickly the following way:

If you make a gift by credit card you will receive an acknowledgment from the Philadelphia Foundation in a few minutes. Please forward that email to us at:

If you make your gift by check please make it payable to the Philadelphia Foundation and send it to TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Unit 15C51, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The checks will be delivered to the Foundation. 


About Us

The TTN Giving Circle is a group of individuals who pool their giving dollars to make a difference in the lives of the women, children and youth in Philadelphia.
Each year since 2013 we have made a joint decision to identify the non-profit that will receive our grant.  In the process we have learned about the vast and varied needs of Philadelphia women, children, and youth and the remarkable people who are dedicated to meeting those needs.

See the impact we have made!  Read about our past recipients.

Sadly, Dr. Ethel Schwartz Weinberg, one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Giving Circle recently passed away.  Please click here to read a lovely tribute to her.


Become a Voting Member of the Giving Circle with a donation of $200 or more.  Contributions made during 2020 will support our 2021 grant.

Donations in smaller amounts are also welcome.

To make a donation please click here to be taken to the Philadelphia Foundation web site.  Donations may be made in honor or memory of a loved one.  Please Note:  to make a donation of this type by credit card on the Philadelphia Foundation website, you must fill in the Additional Comments/Requests box with the full name and mailing address of the person you would like to be notified of the donation.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, print this form and follow the directions.


Join our Grants Committee - This committee reviews all grant applications, goes on site visits and recommends finalists. The Grants Committee for the 2020 grant cycle is filled.  Thank you for your consideration in this important role.  Please check back for information on the 2021 grant cycle.

Plan or Help with a Giving Circle Event - There are a number of ways you can help:  chair an event, serve on an event committee, speak at an event, help with event registration, help with reminder calls or emails or help with promotional materials.

Spread the Word -   Encourage donations big or small.  Spread the word among your Peer Group and Special Interest Groups.  Bring a friend to an event.  Help us get new members from non-TTN Members.  And encourage them to join TTN!

Help us meet our goal!


Contact Carol Cunningham (, Chair of Giving Circle.